Warning: this book is my PhD dissertation and contains academic research. It’s made available primarily to aid others who are conducting their own research. If this is what you seek, here’s an overview:
Contemporary Christianity has arguably made the same mistakes today as the Pharisees and Sadducees made two thousand years ago. The Pharisees added many human-made rules and traditions to the Bible, while the Sadducees reduced Scripture to only the Law of Moses, ignoring the rest of the Old Testament. Similarly, modern Christians have created their own traditions that either override or limit biblical truth, neglecting important teachings from the New Testament.
This dilutes the authority of God’s word. This theological foundation of the contemporary church is neither biblically nor historically valid, leading to numerous practices that conflict with biblical principles.
Most of today’s Christianity stems from the Reformation, but as it happened over 500 years ago, a new major movement is on the horizon. This work will explore present-day revolutionary developments in comparison to the Protestant Reformation. The question is, will this revolution result in further division, as historical evidence suggests, or will it bring about greater unity among followers of Jesus? Will we witness a convergence of our faith?